B. Alor Setar, 1925 – 1977
Fishing Village, – Kedah Peak, 1950’s
Signed “A.B IBRAHIM” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
26 x 36 cm
Private Collection, Singapore
RM 900 – RM 2,500
This postcard perfect scene of a fishing village in Kedah brings one back to simpler times before the Internet. It is a common, everyday and modest scene carrying a quiet and tranquil mood that accompanies the atmosphere of villages. The artist creates a very nostalgic and sentimental mood, reminding one of days gone by or the feeling of missing home after having been away for a long time. His prowess in re-enacting mood and feeling as well as beautiful rustic landscapes on paper made him one of the most well-known artists in Kedah until this day. A.B. Ibrahim excelled in creating and romanticising local landscapes only with the watercolour medium.